To mark the eight-year anniversary of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s decision to refuse settlement to anyone who seeks asylum in Australia by boat, human rights advocates have come together to support the launch of a new podcast that explores how successive governments have abandoned the duty to protect refugees and people seeking asylum.
Kyah Patten is carrying on a fight her grandparents took up decades ago, seeking justice for the untimely death of their son Eddie Murray who died in custody almost 40 years ago. The National Justice Project is working with her to seek justice. Read the full SBS coverage here. Photo: Kylah Patten/SBS News.
Australia’s home affairs minister has failed to comply with an order to make a decision on whether to grant an Iranian man a protection visa. Read more details in Ben Butler’s report in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/17/judge-says-peter-dutton-could-go-to-jail-if-he-defies-orders-in-immigration-case?fbclid=IwAR30G6KUH_nS7gkISuDI-BxitQkMBgBm7UsS3AOgIOFnxA6hz0DH9sxeXvM
The family of an Aboriginal boy who was violently arrested by a police officer in Surry Hills this week want the constable involved charged. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, the family said the excessive force used on the 16 year old boy was unnecessary and that it was hard to describe the “anger” and “frustration” they felt as a family. …
South Australian police have reopened an investigation into the alleged assault of a four-year-old girl at a Big W store last week, after previously saying they considered the matter closed. The National Justice Project’s George Newhouse is acting as the family’s lawyer. Read more from the ABC News report here.
The family of an Aboriginal man who died in custody says protests against police brutality in the US should be a wake-up call about the plight of Indigenous Australians in the justice system. Justice advocates in Australia, including the National Justice Project’s George Newhouse have drawn parallels between the death of George Floyd and the case of David Dungay jnr, …
A former commissioner of the New South Wales Police watchdog believes a police officer captured on camera sweeping the legs out from a 16-year-old Indigenous boy may have acted unlawfully. NJP’s George Newhouse discusses the case with ABC News and his role representing the family of the teenager. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-03/pressure-builds-over-police-handling-of-indigenous-boys-arrest/12317868
A video of the 16-year-old being arrested in a Surry Hills park on Monday afternoon has been widely circulated on social media. NJP’s George Newhouse discusses the case with ABC News. Follow the story here. PHOTO: The boys family and other representatives take a knee at the press conference. SOURCE: ABC News: Mark Reddie https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-03/nsw-police-officer-in-indigenous-arrest-video-family-speaks/12316226
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has referred to a meme to denounce violent protests in the United States prompted by the shocking death of an African-American man. In the SBS News coverage, NJP’s George Newhouse compares the case of David Dungay Junior, who died in custody while being pinned down by five police officers, with Mr Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Read more via …
https://youtu.be/PH5AqvVixdg BBC World News covers the NJP’s new Copwatch App.
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